With tongue-in cheek, popular writer-photographer Harry M. Walker reveals uniquely Alaska “drive-by” attractions both natural and manmade while introducing you to the proud, independent, and sometimes eccentric folks who live along Alaska’s road system.
In 60 stories illustrated by more than 100 color photographs, Walker takes you to special places where you can marvel at visual curiosities such as a four-story plywood igloo and a museum dedicated to ice, giggle at a fur-bikini- wearing mannequin named Ethel, drive up to a creek full of bears, and wonder about a string of four steam locomotives sinking in the tundra in the middle of nowhere.
Wacky & Wonderful Roadside Attractions of Alaska focuses on attractions that are sometimes visually humorous, frequently eccentric, often downright beautiful, and always uniquely Alaskan.
To name a few:
The Fur Shack – The folks who run this gift shop on the Richardson Highway put out an eye-catching attraction that never misses: a bikini-clad mannequin named Ethel
Million Dollar Bridge – The 1964 Earthquake knocked out a span of the bridge on the Copper River highway. But motorists drive over it anyway… VERY carefully.